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Trump's parting shot To China should be full U.S. recognition of Taiwan

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

President Donald Trump's two greatest foreign policy accomplishments both involve departures from outmoded paradigms that had, for decades, enraptured bipartisan neoliberal elites: unprecedented Arab-Israeli rapprochement in the Middle East and an assertive China containment strategy in the Asia-Pacific. On the former front, Trump boldly ...Read more

How Mark Robinson beat Bloomberg's billions to win North Carolina's second-highest office

From the Right / Adriana Cohen /

Adriana Cohen is off this week. The following column is by Salena Zito.

As one of 10 children growing up in extreme poverty in Greensboro, North Carolina, Mark Robinson has defied a lot of odds in life: an alcoholic and abusive father, foster care stints and an overwhelmed single mother.

After joining the Army Reserves right out of high...Read more

Free speech is a value not just a right

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

In recent days, some of the nation's most powerful corporations have engaged in a concerted effort, at the behest of a major political party, to limit the speech of millions of Americans who engaged in wrongthink. First, Twitter permanently banned the sitting president. As is its right. And when millions of his fans left and bolstered Parler, a ...Read more

QAnon myths led to Trump's cult substituting him as their savior

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Theologian John Calvin once noted men's hearts are "a perpetual factory of idols." As people across the political spectrum move away from religion and fill the void with politics, idol worship runs rampant.

All of us have a voice within us that whispers there is more to life. Many people go in search of it. Atheists spent an inordinate amount ...Read more

We can fix America by getting out of our partisan political bubbles

From the Right / Neil Patel /

It's been obvious for quite a while that our country is coming apart at the seams. People on all sides are upset, and they want to punish their political opponents. We aren't able to disagree in a productive way. We demonize one another; we are too partisan; and we are definitely too angry. This isn't unique to the right or the left. It's all of...Read more

Manstream media continues to lie about Biden

From the Right / Tim Graham /

Pardon me if I laugh when reporters tout that some politician they like is posing as being "above the fray." This fray is something reporters usually force politicians to confront. If politicians are effortlessly floating above it, reporters are allowing it.

The day House Democrats forced through a very rushed second impeachment of President ...Read more

Trump always had a whiff of fascism

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Throngs of self-styled conservatives and Republicans have now reached the thunderous realization that Donald Trump is not just a harmless clown. Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged to Chuck Todd that Trump's rhetoric was incendiary, but insisted that this kind of incitement was par for the course in politics, and he was ...Read more

The lynch mob comes for Citizen Trump

From the Right / Patrick Buchanan /

"The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob and lit the flame of this attack."

So alleged Liz Cheney, third-ranking Republican in the House, as she led nine GOP colleagues to vote for a second impeachment of Donald Trump. The House Republican caucus voted 19-1 against impeachment.

House Democrats voted lockstep, ...Read more

Big Tech's suppression of speech cancels conservatism

From the Right / Michael Barone /

It wasn't just Donald Trump's detractors who felt a sudden sense of relief when they heard that Twitter was blocking his feed after the storming of the Capitol and the disruption of the reading of the Electoral College results on Jan. 6. While President Trump's exact words to the crowd on the Ellipse didn't constitute a criminal incitement, they...Read more

Trump and Biden need to deliver their dueling mea culpas together

From the Right / Michael Reagan /

Everyone should be outraged at Democrats and Republicans for the damage they've done to the country during the last year.

But right now, as the country is split into two angry red and blue camps, everyone should be even madder at the way President Trump and President-elect Joe Biden have been behaving.

As the two leaders of a nation of 331 ...Read more

Trump's 'Flight 93' post-election leaves the presidency a shambles

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

President Donald Trump finally did what the foremost metaphor associated with his political rise would have suggested -- he plowed his plane into the ground.

That metaphor is Flight 93, courtesy of Michael Anton, author of a famous essay before the 2016 election about how Republicans had no option but to get on board with Trump. "Charge the ...Read more

Trump's speech is protected speech

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offered his understanding last weekend of President Donald Trump's alleged role in the Capitol riots when he said, "If inciting to insurrection isn't impeachable, I don't know what it is."

He must have been addressing the political, ethical, practical and emotional implications of Trump's exhortations ...Read more

Is this the moment when the GOP will stand up to Trump?

On Jan. 6, 2021, I saw with my own eyes the breakdown of our society and our democracy. It was sickening, outrageous and 100% unacceptable, illegal, immoral and unpatriotic. And it will be the moment that defines the Trump presidency and finally spurs the Republican Party to stand up to him.

The Capitol building is the physical representation ...Read more

Don't hate the political players; hate the political game

Many Americans are very upset that President-elect Joe Biden will replace President Donald Trump. For most of them, it's not that they will miss Trump's unconventional and often unacceptable behavior. Instead, it's that they fear that the size and scope of government will grow so fast that it will permanently change the country they love.

And ...Read more

The consequences of untruth will not be healing and unity

From the Right / Laura Hollis /

In a terribly unsettled time in American history, there are a few voices on both sides of the political aisle calling for "healing" and "unity." To say that these are desperately needed is an understatement. But merely wishing for it will not make it so.

To use an analogy of bodily illness, just as physical healing is not possible without an ...Read more

Feds should launch massive vaccine effort

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Americans are stressing out over how long they'll have to endure isolation, closed businesses and fear of COVID-19. It all hinges on getting vaccinated. Yet, only one-third of doses shipped to the states are actually making it into people's arms. The public hears the wait will be many months. Most states are failing miserably.

Meanwhile, ...Read more

Working together created binding ties

The past few weeks have been challenging for our country and for our citizens. Last week's protest in Washington began as peaceful but devolved into violence within the walls of our nation's Capitol. This occurred while the legislatures were meeting to accept the Electoral College results from the states. This was frightening and unacceptable.

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Twitter permanently bans Trump; Why do Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Harry Reid get a pass?

From the Right / Larry Elder /

Twitter explained why it decided to permanently ban President Donald Trump: "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them -- specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter -- we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of ...Read more

Watching Donald's 'Long Goodbye'

Washington -- Regarding the current riotous behavior here in Washington, I have given it what I would call bold thought. That often happens with me. For instance, many years ago, I received a lewd proposal in the mail from Madonna. She obviously was a woman with rampant literary ambitions. Well, I entertained her proposal for about a split ...Read more

A martyred Trump will not be good for the country

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The old saying “Revenge is a dish best served cold” is understood to mean it is better to deliver retribution for a perceived or actual injustice after time has passed, in order for it to be done dispassionately. Sometimes it is better not to serve that dish at all. Like perishable food left unrefrigerated, a different kind of “bacteria”...Read more